J.K. Rowling's interactive Harry Potter website Pottermore
released a new add-on for members - badges, that are handed out when more of the site and chapters from the first two installments of the series, Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets, is unlocked. The Pottermore Insider blog explained the badges in a bit more detail.
Badges are a new, fun and rewarding addition, which we hope students will enjoy acquiring as they explore Pottermore.
Currently, three Pottermore Badges are available – the Explorer, Discoverer and Scarlet Engine. More Badges will be coming in the near future so keep a look out and make them a part of your Badge collection.
You can view the Badges on your profile page, where you will be able to see the ones you have been awarded, or learn how to get your next Badge, by hovering over the Badge name and following the instructions.